Ruby pile

Facts and Curiosities about the Ruby

There are four precious gemstones: Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby. This article will look at some of the more curious and fun facts about the latter gem. A few things you need to know about the stone before we start. It is the second hardest of the four, behind diamonds, with a hardness of 9. […]

Colombian Emeralds

Healing and other powers of Emeralds

Everyone recognises the beauty of Emeralds. The green tones shimmering in the light, catching the eye of anyone close. But, what if I told you there is more to this beautiful stone? Powers within it that date back millennia. Ancient Greeks and Egyptians believed in the gemstone’s powers and today it is still widely used […]

Queen Victoria's sapphires

Curiosities about Sapphires and other stories

You have seen the rising popularity of sapphires in other blog posts about the stone. This is why, here we are going to look at some curiosities and stories related to the gemstone. They are making a comeback as an engagement ring, but where did that fame initially come from? We will find out in […]

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How To Identify and Buy Gemstones?

Gemstones occur in various forms which include various sizes, shapes, and colors. The earth produces a variety of stones that are classified as gemstones. These include sapphires, rubies, and emeralds which are part of a higher cadre of gemstones. A lower cadre of gemstones includes Chrysoprase, chalcedony, and moonstone. This is worth noting when you […]

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Why Have Sapphires Become Best Suited for Engagement Rings?

Humans since the dawn of time have found ingenious ways to use stones. We have used them to create beautiful stone carvings and to erect housing structures. More valuable and rare stones have however been used as symbols of success, class, and riches. Precious stones such as gemstones have been inculcated into various traditions and […]